Spending Review: Transport Focus reaction
25 November 2015
Following the Autumn Statement and spending review Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said:
“Rail passengers will be relieved to hear that the big projects designed to relieve overcrowding and lead to more reliable journeys have been protected. Users of the strategic road network will be relieved to see that the five-year programme of investment will be maintained. But those who use the bus will be wondering how these changes will affect their local journey. We urge all transport decision makers to keep passengers at the heart of the decisions they make, providing plenty of timely information to help people work round changes to their transport options.”
You can also see passenger director David Sidebottom reacting on behalf of rail and bus passengers here.